For example, having by now arrived at more than 1,300 followers on Twitter, might it not make just as much sense to forego the massive link dumps here for individual posts there? I have some questions about the efficacy of Twitter, but I have them about this format as well. When I posted my links list last week, it included over 300 links – but my file of potential links had grown to more than 500 that I simply never got to.
Likewise, having reached my maximum number of permitted Facebook Friends – I can only add somebody when somebody else unfriends me or quits Facebook altogether – I have had to set up a rudimentary “fan page.” Unless you are a close personal friend, it makes much more sense for you to “like” that page than to try & link to my clogged-out personal page. As I grow more comfortable with that format, I may figure out how to get tweets to automatically show up on the fan page rather than the personal one, etc.
It's probably, thus, just my small grief about his leaving the blogosphere, this small protest: In actuality, a lot of folks at not so incredibly "social" corporations and workplaces are NOT permitted to access FACEBOOK and TWITTER and YOUTUBE. Here where I work, all three were "blocked" until just this last 6 months, and YOUTUBE is STILL BLOCKED (and THAT is just the small percentage of people at this company who have "internet access at all"). The Blogs, thus, provide infinitely greater agency to writers who want to share ideas, art, writing, poming, as well as social and political discussion. The "social networks" -- FACEBOOK and TWITTER and YOUTUBE -- are essentially censored by anti-social bad-capitalist (versus "good-capitalist") companies and organizations. Of course, they're basically like, ummmm, let's call them, "reality-TV" poetry and politics, too.
So that is my small protest to his plan to quit his blogging and switch to TWITTER and FACEBOOK... After all, why would he not keep his blog and simply use it when he something he wants to write/share there? (Again, just more small grief talking. I surely should point out that he has "given" enough to "blogging" already over the past decade and that I am very grateful for what he's done.